Aerial Bombardment Of Pointe Du Hoc By The US Army Air Force Before D-Day

Date:
1944

Prior to D-Day, the German coastal fortifications at Point du Hoc were bombarded by the U.S. Army Air Forces.  Unfortunately, the aerial bombardment had little effect on these concrete defenses. The men from the US 2nd Ranger Battalion suffered heavy losses while trying to scale the 100 foot high cliff.

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 1929895
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site